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Walter Watson and Mary Estella (SIMMONS) KINNICK Family

son of Walter and Susan (SCHWYHART) KINNICK

Part of The KINNICK Project

Compiled by William L. (Bill) Smith


This page includes sketches I have compiled from my family history research for my own use. I am posting them on the Internet in the interest of sharing this information with interested parties. If you appear to be directly related, based on the information in the the sketches, or have comments to share with me about these sketches, I would be happy to hear from you. I do not do research for others, nor am I particularly interested in speculative relationships or unrelated surname discussions. There are many other worthy sites for these activities. I hope you enjoy reading some of these interesting stories.

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WALTER WATSON KINNICK (more information available, to be added as time is available), B. 11 Nov 1840, Belmont Co, OH; m. Mary Estelle SIMMONS (b. 8 Aug 1843, Bureau Co, IL; d. 10 Jan 1909, Will Carper home, Buda, Bureau Co, IL) 6 Feb 1862; d. 10 Mar 1919, Buda, IL.

Chldren of Walter and Mary KINNICK:

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Joseph Erastus KINNICK, b. 13 Nov 1864, Buda, Bureau Co, IL; d. 27 Jul 1925.

ii Nora E. KINNICK, b. 4 Jan 1866, Buda, Bureau Co, IL; d. 10 Feb 1866, Buda, Bureau Co, IL.

iii
Emma Estella KINNICK, b. 9 Dec 1866, Buda, Bureau Co, IL; m. William S. (Will) CARPER Jan 1894, Buda, Bureau Co, IL; d. 4 Mar 1935.
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Margaret Ann (Maggie) KINNICK, b. 7 Dec 1868, Buda, Bureau Co, IL; m. Lee BREWER Jan 1891, Buda, Bureau Co, IL; d. 10 Feb 1920, Buda, Bureau Co, IL.

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Alonzo Palmer KINNICK, b. 2 Nov 1870, Stuart, Adair Co, IA; m. Margaret Jeanette (Nettie) WILLIAMS 6 Jul 1891, Carroll, Carroll Co, IA; d. 27 Feb 1923, Coon Rapids, Carroll Co, IA.

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George Walter KINNICK, b. 18 Sep 1872, Mendon, MO; d. 18 Dec 1942.

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Ira Odell KINNICK, b. 20 Jul 1874, Buda, Bureau Co, IL; m. Delda Mae MCCOY; d. WY.

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Katherine Susan (Katie) KINNICK, b. 22 Feb 1876, Buda, Bureau Co, IL; m. Levi HAMRICK 26 Jun 1895, Kinnick home, Buda, Bureau Co, IL; d. 20 Jan 1929, Greeley, CO.

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Fannie Alice KINNICK, 13 Mar 1878, Buda, Bureau Co, IL; d. 26 May 1894, parent's home, Buda, Bureau Co, IL.

x John KINNICK, b. 6 Nov 1880, Buda, Bureau Co, IL; d. 18 Nov 1881, Buda, Bureau Co, IL.

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Mary Etta KINNICK, b. 17 May 1885, Buda, Bureau Co, IL; m. Simon Garfield (Garfield) HORTON 31 Dec 1902, Buda, Bureau Co, IL; d. 6 Dec 1939.

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Gracie Irene KINNICK, b. 30 Oct 1887, Buda, Bureau Co, IL; m. John SEYLLER Jan 1907, Buda, Bureau Co, IL; d. 29 Dec 1945.

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i Joseph Erastus KINNICK, b. 13 Nov 1864, Buda, Bureau Co, IL; d. 27 Jul 1925.

Notes: Listed in his mother's obit, 1909, as Erastus Kinnick, (first son).

Listed as Erastus in estate of brother Jacob in 1923, living in Stalwart, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Listed in 1900 as Erastus, living with Alonzo in Coon Rapids, farm hand, said age 34, birth in Nov 65 (rather than 64 we have from KG).

 

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iii Emma Estella KINNICK, b. 9 Dec 1866, Buda, Bureau Co, IL; m. William S. (Will) CARPER Jan 1894, Buda, Bureau Co, IL; d. 4 Mar 1935.

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iv Margaret Ann (Maggie) KINNICK, b. 7 Dec 1868, Buda, Bureau Co, IL; m. Lee BREWER Jan 1891, Buda, Bureau Co, IL; d. 10 Feb 1920, Buda, Bureau Co, IL.

Notes: No children mentioned in "Buda" writeup of Lee Brewer.

From Brewer family info: Obit.; She was known as Maggie. She was a faithful member of the W.R.C., the D. of R., and R. N. of A. She is survived by her husband and four brothers and four sisters.

1910 census has Lee and Margaret A, ages 47 and 41, married 19 years, no childre born nor alive. Walter W. living with them.

 

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v Alonzo Palmer KINNICK, b. 2 Nov 1870, Stuart, Adair Co, IA; m. Margaret Jeanette (Nettie) WILLIAMS 6 Jul 1891, Carroll, Carroll Co, IA; d. 27 Feb 1923, Coon Rapids, Carroll Co, IA.

(Bill's great-grandfather, of course. Click link for details on this family.)

 

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vi George Walter KINNICK, b. 18 Sep 1872, Mendon, MO; d. 18 Dec 1942.

As of Jun 1999, only two bits are available about George (or Walter!):

1) Ancestry.com has him listed as WW1 Civilian Draft Registration at Power, ID (with a brother in Coon Rapids, IA - that would be Alonzo)

2) His brother Joseph's will has George as "living in Inkum, ID, c/o O. A. SCOTT."

Continue to seek additional information....

 

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vii Ira Odell KINNICK, b. 20 Jul 1874, Buda, Bureau Co, IL; m. Delda Mae MCCOY; d. WY.

Ira and Delda spent their entire married life in Cheyene, WY, to the best of my knowledge. No children.

Notes: Living in Cheyenne, WY, 2511 Evans St., in 1923, per Jacob estate.

1920 Soundex has them at 208 East 20th Street, Chyenne, renting. Farmer, Owner.

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viii Katherine Susan (Katie) KINNICK, b. 22 Feb 1876, Buda, Bureau Co, IL; m. Levi HAMRICK 26 Jun 1895, Kinnick home, Buda, Bureau Co, IL; d. 20 Jan 1929, Greeley, CO.

(For more detail on this family, click here)

Notes: Katie Kinnick, her name used in "Buda, Our Home Town, 1828-1975," (1875?) p.202; says birthdate 12 Feb 1876, death place. "Buda was the home of the family many years and they went in search of better climate for her health. They were parents of five daughters and three sons." Also, says she has three sisters, Emma, Etta, and Grace, plus two brothers, Ira and George.

Living in Diamond, WY, in 1923, per Jacob estate.

1910 census says married 14 years, 10 children, 7 now living

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ix Fannie Alice KINNICK, 13 Mar 1878, Buda, Bureau Co, IL; d. 26 May 1894, parent's home, Buda, Bureau Co, IL.

Notes: Fannie Alice: Date of Death from Gravestone, 1995.

Have Bureau Co Republican article from May 31. Baptist services described in some detail! W/Bureau Co report # 6.

 

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xi Mary Etta KINNICK, b. 17 May 1885, Buda, Bureau Co, IL; m. Simon Garfield (Garfield) HORTON 31 Dec 1902, Buda, Bureau Co, IL; d. 6 Dec 1939.

(For more detail on this family, click here)

Notes: Mary Etta (Horton): Living in Wyanet, IL, in 1923, per Jacob estate.

Nine children, three died in infancy.

1900 census has Walter, age 59, DayLaborer, with Mary, age 56, and Etta, age 15, and Grace, age 12.

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xii Gracie Irene KINNICK, b. 30 Oct 1887, Buda, Bureau Co, IL; m. John SEYLLER Jan 1907, Buda, Bureau Co, IL; d. 29 Dec 1945.

 

Notes: Living in Wyanet, IL, in 1923, per Jacob estate

listed in 1920 census as Gracie I, age 32

1900 census has Walter, age 59, DayLaborer, with Mary, age 56, and Etta, age 15, and Grace, age 12.

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Adult Life in Capsule Form

 

 

 

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Adult Life in Capsule Form

Walter Watson, age 20 at the time, enlisted 14 Apr 1861 at Tiskilwa in Co. I, 12th Illinois Infantry. When he came home on furlough, he married Mary Estelle Simmons, of Tiskilwa, on 6 Feb 1862 [5]. While still at home from the war(apparently), Walter and Mary, on 15 Jun 1862, sold their interest in the 160 acres (Walter's one-eighth) to Thomas Richmond for $115 [15].

Walter re-enlisted 10 Aug 1862 in Co. D, Seventh Regiment, Kansas Volunteers, Cavalry [8](not 5 Regiment as reported in [7]). He took his bride with him to Corinth, MS, where she acted as nurse for troops in camp there [7]. He was discharged 2 Dec 1864 from St. Louis, MO [7,8].

Walter and Mary began their family, all born in Buda, where Walter was in business, with a son, Joseph Erastus, born 13 Nov 1864 (born while Walter was still in military service), and then had three daughters born in the 1860s: Nora E (b. 4 Jan 1866, d. 10 Feb 1866), Emma Estella (b. 9 Dec 1866), and Margaret (b. 7 Dec 1868)[].

Walter and Mary were in Stuart, Adair Co, Iowa, for the birth of Alonzo Palmer Kinnick (b. 2 Nov 1870, my great-grandfather!). George Walter was born 18 Sep 1872, in Mendon, Missouri. Two sons and three daughters were born back in Buda, Bureau Co, during Susan's lifetime: Ira Odell (b. 20 Jul 1874), Katherine Susan (Katie) (b. 22 Feb 1876), Fanny Alice (b. 13 Mar 1878), John (b. 6 Nov 1880, d. 18 Nov 1881), and Mary Etta (b. 17 May 1885). Their youngest child, Gracie Irene, was born 30 Oct 1887 [].

 

 

 

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This page created 5 Jun 1999. Last updated 5 Jun 1999, by William L. (Bill) Smith.